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Question I know the answer of [duplicate]

I'm well aware of Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?, nonetheless I was wondering whether is it appropriate to clearly specify what I'm doing, rather then ...
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Ended up solving my own problem/question - what to do with the post? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Etiquette for answering your own question i have asked a question in stackoverflow about an alternative way to avoid using overflow:hidden and prevent shadows from clipping. ...
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Should I remove my post or should I give my solution there? [duplicate]

I've just asked something here: Can't connect to a Oracle db instance via SQLDeveloper In the meantime I figured it out myself, so I don't know what is the proper process at times like this?
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What is the best way to answer your own question? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Etiquette for answering your own question What if you figure out the answer to your own question, what is the approved way of answering your own question?
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What to do when you answer your own question while writing it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Etiquette for answering your own question It just happened that my question didn't exist anymore (I found the answer) while writing it: git website update strategy - how to ...
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Is it okay to add information without asking a question? [duplicate]

Can you add information without asking a question? For example, I found a Firefox addon that lets you see the generated source of a page, but I don't want to add it to an answered question. Can I just ...
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Can I publish my own solutions on Stack Overflow? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Posting and answering questions you have already found the answer to Should I ask a question I know the answer to? Etiquette for answering your own question I know Stack ...
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better to post question with separate answers or a question with answers in the main body? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Etiquette for answering your own question Should I answer my own question, or not? I want to post a question on which I've done already quite a lot of research. I want to ...
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How does accepting an answer work?

What does it mean to accept an answer? How do I accept an answer, and what are the rules? Can I accept my own self-answer? What are the reputation benefits? Which answer should I accept? Should I ...
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Can I answer my own questions, even if I knew the answer before asking?

I might want to answer my own question because: I arrived at a solution before there were any other correct answers or I like mine better, can I still answer my own question? I have a folder with ...
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What is this "answer your own question" jazz?

I showed up here to write a perfectly normal rant about misaligned pixels, and there's a big fat checkbox cluttering up the "Ask" page, labeled: Answer your own question – share your ...
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How do sites moderate self-answered questions?

Historically our beta site has discouraged self-answered questions. The site has been running for 6 years (3 questions/day, 98% answered, 3 ½ answers/question, and very few questions are closed). The ...
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Is there a bias against using the "answer your own question" feature?

I had a question. As I was researching it while drafting it, I found more and more relevant information that I incorporated into my question. It came to the point where it felt like I was answering ...
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I don't always answer myself, but when I do, I fail to ask a good question

Sometimes I'll encounter problems while coding, or sometimes out of simple interest for a question, I'll google for an answer, and most of the time I find that answer is here on stackoverflow.com. ...
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How can I organize a discussion and resolve concerns about a controversial question?

TLDR; I noticed an answer of mine about searching for text in vim was getting a lot of attention, so I wanted to improve it by linking to an SO answer detailing how to select text. To my surprise, no ...
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